Buyer - Temp to Perm

Ford & Stanley Limited
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an exceptional Buyer looking for your new challenge working for a prestigious rail organisation in the East Midlands?

Ford & Stanley - The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Buyer on a temp - perm basis who will provide procurement support to their client.

The Opportunity

Our client specialises in engineering work on railway traction and rolling stock to ensure successful overhaul and maintenance solutions for their customers. This would be an ideal opportunity for a Buyer to join their rapidly expanding team to support their mission in becoming the customers first choice in fleet support and delivery. You will have the opportunity to become a fundamental player in the team, as this position focuses on evaluating suitable suppliers, negotiation and evaluations of tenders and quotations, whilst reviewing terms and conditions prior to contract.

Location (s): Derby

Role and Responsibilities

* Support the project teams in managing all necessary information/ deliverables for bills of materials, material request, supplier qualification and material budgets.
* Ensure product are delivered in a timely manner and quality of the goods received are satisfactory.
* Negotiate with suppliers and contractors on price, mode of shipping and delivery time.
* Order goods such on a continuing basis in order to maintain inventory levels.
* Check invoices for accuracy and authorize where necessary the accounts payable department to issue payment.
* Evaluate the performance of the suppliers in order to decide whether or not to continue buying from them, including raising supplier complaints or non-conformance reports.
* Inventories items in order to determine which ones need o be purchased.
* Compare costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of supplies, materials and equipment.
* Communicates with suppliers keeping, site informed of new products and market conditions and trends.
* Confers with and assists officials of all departments to determine purchasing needs and specifications.
* Assists in the supervision and training of led experiences personnel.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working as a Buyer, within a production environment.


* 5 years' experience in Purchasing and Supply Chain role.


* CIPS membership
* Project Purchasing

Closing Date: 2nd March 2018

Likely Job Titles: Supply chain, Buyer, Procurement

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